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Items that are accepted in curbside recycling bins and Community Recycling Drop-off Sites get sorted by staff and machines at Republic Recycling's Materials Recovery Facility in Fort Wayne. Watch how recyclables get sorted locally in this Fort Wayne Pickers video.
Review the dos and don'ts of curbside recycling in the City of Fort Wayne on the city's website.
Pizza boxes can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart or Community Recycling Drop-off Site as long as they are free of food and grease.
‼️ Tear off the top and recycle the clean material if the bottom of the box is greasy.
Staff who sort recyclables at the Materials Recovery Facility in Fort Wayne could miss the plastic bags as they sort the non-recyclable items on the fast-moving conveyor belt line. When the plastic bags get caught in the equipment, staff must shut down the line to have somebody go in and cut them out. This is time-consuming, costly, and dangerous.
Look for a plastic bag container at the entrance of your local grocery storefront to recycle plastic bags. Find a drop-off location and review the guidelines in advance on the Plastic Film Recycling website.
Review City of Fort Wayne recycling guidelines on the One Cart Recycling Program website. For more information, contact the City of Fort Wayne's Solid Waste Department at 311 or email the Solid Waste Department.
Review Allen County Department of Environmental Management's Community Recycling Drop-off Site guidelines on our Community Recycling Drop-off Sites website.
Give away unwanted household hazardous waste products to those who may want to use them or take products to our Tox-Away Tuesdays program open to Allen County households every Tuesday, 9 am to 2 pm.
Please do not leave your toxic chemicals for the new homeowners!
If you are in Fort Wayne, call the City at 260-427-8311 or 311. If you are in another town in Allen County, contact your local utilities department.
Because so many private businesses have stepped up to offer tire recycling, we no longer need to offer this service. Please see our recyclers listing under "tires".
Find a Location.
Instead of once per year, we now offer Household Hazardous Waste Collection every Tuesday!
ACDEM offers several drop-off sites for residents to recycle.
Take them to Hires Automotive for recycling, another auto service store, or our HHW collection.
Find a specific location.
Recycle electronics through our program.
Learn more about electronics recycling.
Refrigerators and air conditioners contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that must be reclaimed before disposal or recycling. Find a specialized recycler in Allen County near you.
Call the City of Fort Wayne at 311 260-427-8311 or email the City of Fort Wayne. Call your local municipality if you live outside of the City of Fort Wayne.